Anytime an injury is sustained that costs a player the season, fans and analysts are left to wonder what's next.
On Wednesday, recent Michigan transfer Cade McNamara made his decision about the future of his playing career at his current school, the University of Iowa.
McNamara is out for the season following a knee injury sustained in the loss against Michigan State earlier this year.
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Although currently a Senior, McNamara does have the option to return, go pro, or hang up the cleats.
He made his definitive decision yesterday:
Iowa quarterback Cade McNamara will return in 2024 after undergoing season-ending knee surgery, he confirmed Wednesday night on social media.
In his X post, McNamara included a picture of himself after surgery and wrote that he looks forward to returning to Iowa City and supporting his teammates.
It's good news for the Hawkeyes and their faithful fans, as the team has struggled in the absence of their Week 1 starter.
Since McNamara went down, the Hawkeyes are 2-1, but have had a brutal stretch at Quarterback.
Former Wisconsin Badger Deacon Hill has taken over the starting job, and has left a lot to be desired thus far, completing just 38% of his passes with 2 touchdowns to 3 interceptions while taking 9 sacks.
Iowa is next in action next Saturday, November 4th when they take on the Northwestern Wildcats on the road in Evanston.
The 2021 Minnesota Twins entered the season with high expectations, but unfortunately, they've made the list of most disappointing Minnesota teams of all time.
Disappointment is a common feeling for Minnesota sports fans as the years continue. Following the NBA Championship win for Milwaukee, SportsCenter was quick to point out that Minnesota has the current longest streak of seasons without a championship appearance in the four major sports (MLB/NBA/NFL/NHL). The Minnesota Lynx also chimed in on the stat after claiming four championships since 2011.
The ten teams that are on this list all follow a similar pattern. The year prior was either a great season with a playoff run or one that featured a strong core of players that appeared to have taken the next step. Offseason/preseason expectations were high with even Las Vegas oddsmakers believing in a deep run. Unfortunately, those preseason expectations fell short for the following teams. None of the teams listed below made the playoffs.